Florida Entomologist, 85:303-307, Wheeler GC, Wheeler EW, 1937. XIV. Surface of promesonotum and lateropronotum mostly smooth to superficially punctate, with few faint, irregular, transverse rugulae, remainder of mesosoma weakly punctate, with smooth or superficially punctate spots between. Natural enemies and other species associated with Saccharicoccus sacchari (Cockerell) (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) in the Bundaberg area, southeast Queensland. Braet Y., and B. Taylor. (Hymenoptera). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 37 (1930): 53-81. The Big-headed Ant Pheidole megacephala: A new threat to monsoonal northwestern Australia. Species of Pheidole Westwood (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) established in New Zealand. Effect of natural aerial crown connections between leaves and branches of coconut palms and interplanted citrus trees on interactions between Pheidole megacephala Fabricius and Oecophylla longinoda Latreille. Eidmann H. 1944. 2019. The interaction between the coastal brown ant, Pheidole megacephala (Fabricius), and other invertebrate fauna of Mt Coot-tha (Brisbane, Australia). (2000), etc. In: Krombein KV, Hurd PDJr, Smith DR, Burks BD, eds. 2007. Zoologischer Anzeiger 140: 164-182. Selective logging intensity in an East African rain forest predicts reductions in ant diversity. Hymenoptera. In: The ants of Polynesia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), 109 pp. Preliminary assessment on the interactions of Wasmannia auropunctata in native ant communities (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of a mosaic gallery forest/savannah in Lope National Park, Gabon. Applied Myrmecology: a World Perspective. Florida Entomologist, 72(1):91-101, Dlott J, Perfecto I, Rosset P, Burkham L, Monterrey J, Vandermeer J, 1993. ant its relationship to the coconut bug Pseudotheraptus wayi Brown (Coreidae). Zool. by Krombein KV, Hurd PDJr, Smith DR, Burks BD]. The mite appeared to be a native species in the region hence is believed to have shifted its host choice after the arrival of P. megachepala. 2012). Note sinonimiche sulle formiche. Fruits (Paris), 50(5):343-346; 11 ref, Reichel H, Andersen AN, 1996. A bibliography of the ant for North America is provided by D. R. Smith (1979). Wilson, E. O. Biology and impacts of Pacific island invasive species. Lille brandmyre in Danish big- headed ant in English II. viii + 184 pp. Fish and Wildlife Service species assessment and listing priority assignment form: Hylaeus hilaris : US Fish and Wildlife Service.31 pp. Exotic ants of the Florida keys (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Abbott K L, Sarty M, Lester P J, 2006. Zeitschrift für Pflanzenkrankheiten und Pflanzenschutz, 98(4):358-363, Passera L, 1994. Minor (Grand Bahama Island): HW 0.54, HL 0.62, SL 0.66, EL 0.12, PW 0.34. 2005. Evaluation of traps for transplanting colonies of Pheidole megacephala (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). http://ecos.fws.gov/docs/candidate/assessments/2014/r1/I0GP_I01.pdf, US Fish and Wildlife Service, 2014. Ecological Entomology 31: 358-368. All antshops selling Pheidole megacephala are listed below. Pesticides should always be used in a lawful manner, consistent with the product's label. 1990. 1005-1055. Fish and Wildlife Service species assessment and listing priority assignment form: Hylaeus facilis : US Fish and Wildlife Service.32 pp. XI. Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Madeiran archipelago. 2014b, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Fauna Hawaiiensis 1(6):i–ccxxvii. 27. 2002). 2019. 68: 105-121. Foraging behavior of field populations of the big-headed ant, Pheidole megacephala (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). II. 2: 1-154. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 83(1):15-22, Cushman JH, Compton SG, Zachariades C, Ware AB, Nefdt RJC, Rashbrook VK, 1998. In Florida, P. megacephala occurs from Tampa through the Florida Keys, with one record from the coast of St. Johns Co. Its rarity in north Florida is probably due to cooler winter temperatures. Ant recolonization of sand mines near Richards Bay, South Africa: an evaluation of progress with rehabilitation. From Wilson (2003): The colonies, which are continuous, with no evident pheromone-based boundaries, and large numbers of fertile queens, are able to reach enormous size. Sharaf M. R., B. L. Fisher, H. M. Al Dhafer, A. Polaszek and A. S. Aldawood. Changes in ant communities along an age gradient of cocoa cultivation in the Oumé region, central Côte d’Ivoire. 30: i-vii, 1-919. If you see ants that have a strictly dimorphic worker force, then it probably is a Pheidole. Nazwa: Pheidole megacephala. Sociobiology 51(1): 207-218. Journal of Economic Entomology, 73(3):403-406, Collingwood CA, 1979. Fish and Wildlife Service species assessment and listing priority assignment form: Hylaeus kuakea. In P. megacephala, majors on average are around 20% of the total. Berl. aNtAsaur. Morphologically, both the minor and major workers of P. megacephala display relatively few diagnostic characters to set them apart from other members of the group. Hymenoptera Formicidae. The ant mosaic on cocoa and other tree crops in western Nigeria. Ökol. The relation between caste ratios and division of labor in the ant genus Pheidole (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Another nest series was found under a rock where the soil was dry and loose. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 68(1):105-121, Tinzaara W, 2005. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 76:1-206. Oecologia, 87(2):233-239, Barro PJde, 1990. A synonymic list of the ants of the Ethiopian region. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. The African big-headed ant, Pheidole megacephala (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Nousiainen A. In: U.S. You can get more informations about this ant species here: •Species in the Web (Ecosia) •Species at Ameisenwiki (German) •Species at Antwiki •Species at Wikipedia •Species at Antkeeping.info •AntWeb Chemical ecology and integrated management of the banana weevil Cosmopolites sordidus in Uganda. Journal of East African Natural History, 101(2): 127-222. Pheidole in the New World: A Dominant, Hyperdiverse Ant Genus. 54: 523-530 (page 530, senior synonym of testacea), Dalla Torre, K. W. von. 24 (1), 25-33. Hibernation by the lepidopteran stalk borers, Busseola fusca and Chilo partellus on grain sorghum. http://ecos.fws.gov/docs/candidate/assessments/2014/r1/I0HT_I01.pdf, US Fish and Wildlife Service, 2014. U.S. Minor Measurements (n=20): HW 0.50–0.61 (0.55), HL 0.57–0.68 (0.62), SL 0.61– 0.72 (0.65), MDL 0.32–0.41 (0.36), EL 0.12–0.15 (0.13), WL 0.62–0.84 (0.73), PNH 0.22–0.29 (0.25), PNW 0.32–0.39 (0.35), MNH 0.42–0.53 (0.46), PDH 0.21–0.27 (0.24), PTL 0.22–0.28 (0.24), PPL 0.17–0.22 (0.19), PTH 0.13–0.16 (0.14), PPH 0.16–0.19 (0.14), PTW 0.09–0.11 (0.10), PPW 0.17–0.21 (0.18), PSL 0.07–0.10 (0.08), MFL 0.57–0.76 (0.67), MTL 0.44–0.57 (0.51), CI 86–92 (90), SI 114–122 (118), MDI 63–70 (66), EI 22– 26 (24), FI 114–125 (121), PSLI 13–16 (14), LPpI 94–120 (109), DPpI 89–112 (98), PpWI 164–200 (180), PpLI 70–91 (79), PpHI 110–146 (125). VIII. In K. V. Krombein, P. D. Hurd, D. R. Smith, and B. D. Burks, eds., Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico, Vol. Coexistence, habitat patterns and the assembly of ant communities in the Yasawa islands, Fiji. The dynamics of ant mosaics in tropical rainforests characterized using the SelfOrganizing Map algorithm. 25 (3), 253-259. We studied the behaviour of the invasive African myrmicine ant, Pheidole megacephala, when confronted with colonies of other common ant species in Cameroon, a part of its native range, and in Mexico, where it has been introduced.P. Effectiveness of hydramethylnon and fenoxycarb for control of bigheaded ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), an ant associated with mealybug wilt of pineapple in Hawaii. The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Polynesian ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) species richness and distribution: a regional survey. In: Williams, DF, ed. A good formula for recognizing megacephala at a glance is: heart-shaped head, circular mesonotum, oval postpetiole. Bulletin S. R. B. E./K.B.V.E. Ant mosaic in oil palm plantations of the Southwest Province of Cameroon: impact on leaf miner beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Investigation of stored-product insect pests and their natural enemies in Chichijima Island, Ogasawara (Bonin), Japan. 2018. Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA: Harvard University Press, Campbell CAM, 1994. Ant control on protea in Hawaii. Control of the bigheaded ant Pheidole megacephala Mayr. Berlin, German Federal Republic; Springer-Verlag, 732 pp, Illingworth JF, 1917. Pacific Conservation Biology, 4:250-255, Hoffmann BD, Andersen AN, Hill GJE, 1999. Wymowa Pheidole megacephala z 1 wymowa, i bardziej do Pheidole megacephala. Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society, 31:65-72, Saunders PT, Bazin MJ, Bigger M, 1976. Analysis of recent interception records reveals frequent transport of arboreal ants and potential predictors for ant invasion in Taiwan. Santschi F. 1939. Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa, 43(1):151-167, Wetterer JK, 1998. Post Mar 16, 2009 #1 2009-03-16T07:00. im new so, i need some help in taking care of it and identifying what it is whether its a queen and if its a Pheidole megacephala :P. here's a pic. Pacific Science, 52(3):228-236; 29 ref, Wetterer JK, Espadaler X, Wetterer AL, Aguin-Pombo D, Franquinho-Aguiar AM, 2007. http://ecos.fws.gov/docs/candidate/assessments/2014/r1/I0VM_I01.pdf, US Fish and Wildlife Service, 2014. Color variable from light to dark brown, head and gaster often darker than the rest. Ants and Cuckoo-wasps. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3683.4.1 Reference page. Mus. aNtAsaur. Fischer and Fisher (2013): Pheidole megacephala – commonly also known as the ‘African big-headed ant’ – is a globally distributed invasive ant species and can be found on almost every island in the Malagasy region. Records of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from the Republic of Benin, with particular reference to the mango farm ecosystem. Katayama, M., Tsuji, K. 2010. This ant is predaceous and scavenging, and may attend Homoptera for honey dew. Revue Zoologique Africaine (Brussels), 4:223-250, Emery C, 1919. Formicidae s. lt. Mémoires du Musée Royal d'Histoire Naturelle de Belgique. II. Ecology of an Improbable Association: The Pseudomyrmecine Plant-ant Tetraponera tessmanni and the Myrmecophytic Liana Vitex thyrsiflora (Lamiaceae) in Cameroon. Dorsum of petiole and postpetiole smooth, remainder weakly punctate. 7(B Beilage: 1-65 (page 30, senior synonym of trinodis), Sarnat, E. M., G. Fischer, B. Guenard, and E. P. Economo. Butl. Nest sites are highly variable, from within and beneath rotting logs and underneath rocks and sidewalk flagstones to the bark and trunk-based detritus of standing trees. Duration of the larval stage We also show offers for Pheidole cf. In: Williams, DF, ed. Bull. Q+10w Hymenopterologische Notizen. Effect of overstory tree species diversity and composition on ground foraging ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in timber plantations in Ghana. Deyrup, Davis & Cover (2000): Pheidole megacephala, like Linepithema humile, has been in Florida for a long time and is the dominant ant on a few sites. Fourmis angolaises. 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